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Test yourself: Global IT spending trends and outlook

IT spending in 2016, which was first expected to dip, will finish the year level with 2015. Take this quiz and see if you know what the experts are predicting for the next few years.

With 2017 closing in fast, it's a good time to take a fresh look at global IT spending trends. Take this brief quiz and see how your organization stacks up against the rest of the world.

With the rise of cloud computing, the internet of things and mobile smart devices, it's logical to assume that global IT spending is not just growing, but soaring. Surprisingly, at least for 2016, that's not the case. As recently as July 2016, Gartner said spending would be flat compared to 2015. That's actually good news because the research firm just two months earlier said global IT spending would actually decline by 0.5% for the full year.

Joel Shore is a news writer for TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. Write to him at jshore@techtarget.com or follow @JshoreTT on Twitter.

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